Ashton Eaton ahead of world record pace with one event remaining

Ashton Eaton’s record run at the world indoor championships continued this morning in Istanbul. The heptathlon world record holder neared lifetime bests in both the high hurdles and pole vault competitions. Eaton won both events at the competition, running 7.68 seconds and jumping 17-3⁄4.

Going into the 7th and final event, the 1000m run, Eaton holds a commanding lead of 466 points. The Bend, Oregon native looks poised not only to bring home a gold medal and needs only to run faster than 2:39.54 in the 1,000 to break his world mark.

Watch highlights from this morning’s competitions

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